I will be updating 3 new rooms with mid-ranged digital consoles in the spring 2012, I've been using the Mackie D8b's for about 10 years now. Unfortunately Mackie has basically dropped out of the mid-ranged digital console market after the Digital X-bus (Which was discontinued and buggy, from what I've read). I've been Looking at the Tascam DM-4800 consoles and the various Yamaha models (DM-2000 mainly). I need a stable but transparent workhorse for various in-studio performances and also a good DAW controller for post work in the $5K-$10K range. I use outboard pre's for most work but anything over 4 inputs I would need to use the console's pre's. Any thoughts?